Confused But Elated
T&T Creative Media / YouTube
He was utterly confused about the whole situation. There were too many things going on at the same time, and he was having a hard time processing it all. His very own daughter—the apple of his eye—was standing in his doorway with a bag of takeout. But he hadn’t placed an order. When did she make it back into town? Was she working as a delivery person now? But when he inspected the takeout bag, everything became clear. Then, his family came to the same conclusion. Now he was even more astonished than before.
A Big Old Family
almondsandasana / Instagram
Darryl Cohen, from Orange County California, had always made sure to stay in touch with his daughter. He was very much present in her life. But that was pretty much expected in a family that’s as close as they are. Darryl and his wife Nini, their son, Grant, and their daughter, Victoria, are the true embodiment of a big old happy family. Time went by pretty fast, and in the blink of an eye, (or so it seemed) the kids were all grown up. They went their own ways, which made Darryl wonder if they’d be able to stay close despite the distance. As time went by, he realized it was a lot harder than it looked.
Worrying At Night
Kevin Delvecchio / Unsplash
Letting go of your kids is hard, but Darryl wasn't planning on staying out of the loop. Their bond was simply too great, even though they were miles apart. But the post-high school years are full of changes that can leave parents heartbroken. Watching your kid go on to live their own lives is a bit like those feelings you have when they first started school.
They Were So Close
Vincent Guth / Unsplash
Darryl felt proud, but he was also overwhelmed by thinking of what the future held. He couldn't help but wonder if his close-knit family could eventually turn into one of those families that barely saw each other once a year. At times, Darryl couldn't help but wonder if his family would face so many challenges, but he also knew their bond was simply too great.
Becoming An Expert
FCFLio / Twitter
Darryl’s son, Grant, started working at a few successful startups and he was loving the ambience and the many challenges that lie ahead in the tech industry. He became a successful monetization expert, and went on to become Chief Product Officer and co-founder of FCFL, a football league where avid fans can choose the team’s plays and strategy via digital channels. But this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill business venture. Celebrities like Norm MacDonald, Ray Austin, and Joe Montana were among the many investors and company owner’s that had total and complete faith in the project. Grant was acing his professional life, but that wasn’t the main reason why his family was so proud of him.